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Long lines have already developed along the Queensland / NSW border as the sunshine state extends its border bubble region to five additional NSW shires.

Queensland Police chief Mark Wheeler told the Nine network cars had been queuing since before 1am.


This is our 15th iteration of border restriction changes, so the public have gotten used to it… I just ask for people to be patient and plan their journey accordingly…

Of course we will see some line-ups that will probably extend hundreds of metres down the road … at the moment we are seeing some delays to about 30 minutes and that is understandable.”

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Long lines at Queensland border checkpoints .. police say it will get worse as people on both sides of the border take advantage of the long weekend. @sunriseon7 pic.twitter.com/PuYzkL1cqz


September 30, 2020

Wheeler conceded that IT issues and confusion had increase wait times.

“This morning, unfortunately, there’s been a couple of IT issues around some suburbs. The relevant government departments are working through that now as we speak”
NSW residents who live in the border region are now allowed to travel freely in Queensland, provided they carry a border pass and declare they have not travelled to a hotspot in the last 14 days.

Queensland residents can also travel in the NSW border region without needing to quarantine upon return.

Previously a number of postcodes along the border were included, but from 1am this morning this was extended to include the local government areas of Byron Shire, Ballina, the city of Lismore, Richmond Valley and Glen Innes.

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